E X H I B I T I O N R E V I E W: T H E E M B R O I D E R E R S ‘ G U I L D O F V I C TO R I A’ S T H R E A D S O F A S I A – TAASA Review June 2016


This article was originally found in the June 2016 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 25, Issue 2, Page 26).

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Susan Scollay T he Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria, founded in 1960, is one of the most active in Australia, with 1,800 members.

It has a collection of more than 1,700 embroidered textiles and 1,100 pieces of lace, ranging from the historic to examples worked by current members.

Since its formation in 1960, the Guild has been generous in its loans to specialist exhibitions held in other Melbourne institutions and most years it mounts a significant exhibition of its own. Embroidered Chinese robe (detail), late 19th century, purchased in Malacca in the 1920s...